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Eric Clapton - Ballads (2003) {Japanese Limited Edition}

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Eric Clapton - Ballads (2003) {Japanese Limited Edition}

Eric Clapton - Ballads (2003) {Japanese Limited Edition}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 516 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 186 Mb
Covers Included | 01:16:38 | RAR 5% Recovery
Rock | Reprise Records / Duck Records / Warner Music Japan inc. #WPCR-11760

The 2003 Japanese collection Ballads offers exactly what the title promises: 13 ballads from Clapton, most dating from the '70s, '80s and '90s, and most of them hits like "Tears in Heaven," "Change the World," "Wonderful Tonight," and the acoustic "Layla." Of these 13 tracks, only one doesn't quite seem to fit – the psychedelia of "Badge" sticks out like a sore thumb – but the whole disc maintains a nice mellow vibe and it's worthwhile for casual Clapton fans looking for some nice mood music.

IQ - Are You Sitting Comfortably? (1989) {Japan 1st Press}

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IQ - Are You Sitting Comfortably? (1989) {Japan 1st Press}

IQ - Are You Sitting Comfortably? (1989) {Japan 1st Press}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 305 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 116 Mb
Covers Included | 00:46:07 | RAR 5% Recovery
Progressive Rock | Vertigo / Nippon Phonogram Co., Ltd. #PPD-1040

With a career that spans nearly 25 years, IQ remains one of the biggest names in the world of Progressive Rock. Getting their start in Southhampton England back in 1981, IQ was often compared to two other great Prog bands from the UK, Marillion and Genesis. For years the band struggled to create their own identity. And they did so by outlasting the glory days of Fish’s Marillion and Gabriel’s Genesis. Here again is IQ with their classic line-up of Peter Nicholls, Martin Orford, Mike Holmes, John Jowitt and Paul Cook. Originally released in 1989, Are You Sitting Comfortably? features Paul Menel on vocals, coalescing in Britain's foremost prog rock groups since the '80s. There is not a bad track on this album; lush soundscapes, thought provoking lyrics, brilliant musicianship, it's all here. Take a chance on this one, it is a classic and well worth investing in!

Jethro Tull - Minstrel In The Gallery (1975) {1987, Reissue}

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Jethro Tull - Minstrel In The Gallery (1975) {1987, Reissue}

Jethro Tull - Minstrel In The Gallery (1975) {1987, Reissue}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 285 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 134 Mb
Full Scans | 00:45:08 | RAR 5% Recovery
Art Rock, Progressive Rock, Folk Rock | Chrysalis #252 662

Minstrel in the Gallery was Tull's most artistically successful and elaborately produced album since Thick as a Brick and harkened back to that album with the inclusion of a 17-minute extended piece ("Baker Street Muse"). Although English folk elements abound, this is really a hard rock showcase on a par with – and perhaps even more aggressive than – anything on Aqualung. The title track is a superb showcase for the group, freely mixing folk melodies, lilting flute passages, and archaic, pre-Elizabethan feel, and the fiercest electric rock in the group's history – parts of it do recall phrases from A Passion Play, but all of it is more successful than anything on War Child.

Queen - News Of The World (1977) {2018, MQA-CD x UHQCD, Remastered, Japan}

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Queen - News Of The World (1977) {2018, MQA-CD x UHQCD, Remastered, Japan}

Queen - News Of The World (1977) {2018, MQA-CD x UHQCD, Remastered, Japan}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 309 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 126 Mb
Full Scans | 00:39:21 | RAR 5% Recovery
Arena Rock, Hard Rock, Glam Rock, Pop Rock | Island Records / Universal Music #UICY-40255

If Day at the Races was a sleek, streamlined album, its 1977 successor, News of the World, was its polar opposite, an explosion of styles that didn't seem to hold to any particular center. It's front-loaded with two of Queen's biggest anthems – the stomping, stadium-filling chant "We Will Rock You" and its triumphant companion, "We Are the Champions" – which are quickly followed by the ferocious "Sheer Heart Attack," a frenzied rocker that hits harder than anything on the album that shares its name (a remarkable achievement in itself). Three songs, three quick shifts in mood, but that's hardly the end of it.

Bryan Ferry - Bête Noire (1987) {2007, Japanese HDCD, Remastered} Re-Up

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Bryan Ferry - Bête Noire (1987) {2007, Japanese HDCD, Remastered} Re-Up

Bryan Ferry - Bête Noire (1987) {2007, Japanese HDCD, Remastered}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 313 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 123 Mb
Scans Included | 00:43:44 | RAR 5% Recovery
Art Rock, Pop Rock, Sophisti-Pop | Virgin / EMI Music Japan #VJCP-68818

Hooking up with regular Madonna collaborator Patrick Leonard as the co-producer of this album proved to be just the trick for Ferry. Bete Noire sparkles as the highlight of Ferry's post-Roxy solo career, adding enough energy to make it more than Boys and Girls part two. Here, his trademark well-polished heartache strikes a fine balance between mysterious moodiness and dancefloor energy, and Leonard adds more than a few tricks that keep the pep up. Five out of the nine songs are Ferry/Leonard collaborations; all succeed, from "Limbo"'s opening punch and flow to the cinematic (and unsurprisingly French-tinged) feeling of the title track.

Eric Clapton - Clapton (2010)

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Eric Clapton - Clapton (2010)

Eric Clapton - Clapton (2010)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 386 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 160 Mb
Full Scans | 01:02:03 | RAR 5% Recovery
Rock, Blues, Jazz | Reprise Records #525325-2

Clapton is Eric Clapton’s first solo album in five years, but he hardly spent the back half of the 2000s in seclusion. After 2005’s Back Home, he went on a journey through the past, writing a 2007 autobiography – also titled Clapton, although that’s the only connection they shared – mending fences with Jack Bruce and Ginger Baker for a brief Cream reunion, establishing a lasting connection with his old Blind Faith bandmate Steve Winwood, and recording a duet album with his ‘70s inspiration JJ Cale. This embrace of history isn’t directly heard on Clapton but it’s certainly felt, extending to how EC relies on old tunes – blues and country, but also pop and R&B – for the bulk of this 14-track album.

Hank Marvin - Hank (2014)

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Hank Marvin - Hank (2014)

Hank Marvin - Hank (2014)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 386 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 142 Mb
Full Scans | 00:55:23 | RAR 5% Recovery
Easy Listening, Lounge, Pop Rock, Instrumental | Demon Music Grour Ltd. #DMGTV056

All new 14 track 2014 studio album from the master guitarist. This is his 15th solo album. Hank Brian Marvin, also known as Hank B. Marvin, is an English multi-instrumentalist, vocalist and song writer. He is best known as the lead guitarist for the Shadows, the group, which primarily performed instrumentals and was the backing band for Cliff Richard. Marvin uses a clean guitar sound with a Vox amplifier, and often uses an echo also known as delay for songs like Apache and Wonderful Land He also developed a distinctive way of using the guitars vibrato giving a "dreamy feel" to his playing. Many famous guitarists such as Brian May and David Gilmour cite Marvin as a major influence.

Breznev Fun Club - Il Misantropo Felice (2015)

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Breznev Fun Club - Il Misantropo Felice (2015)

Breznev Fun Club - Il Misantropo Felice (2015)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 252 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 120 Mb
Full Scans ~ 139 Mb | 00:49:51 | RAR 5% Recovery
Progressive Rock, Avant-Prog, Chamber, RIO, Canterbury Scene | AltrOck Productions #АLT-047

The album Il Misantropo Felice was written mainly between 1999 and 2000 in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. The first theme of music was composed in 1997 and it was used as main pattern for other sections. A very small part was written in 2001 as well. The orchestration has undergone a number of changes, the last of which between 2009 and 2010, and this was used for the current recording. Without being too descriptive, the composition, consisting of eight parts, talks about the short and hypertrophic afternoon dream of a man, from the moment he falls asleep up to his cathartic awakening. It is a Traumarbeit where the sounds perceived from the external world are mingled with private memories, and whose contents become a dreamlike journey, at the end of which the reconciliation with the world is accomplished.

Ray Charles - Genius Loves Company (2004)

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Ray Charles - Genius Loves Company (2004)

Ray Charles - Genius Loves Company (2004)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 361 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 156 Mb
Full Scans | 00:51:41 | RAR 5% Recovery
Vocal Jazz, R&B, Blues, Pop | Concord Records / Hear Music #CDD-2248-2

Genius Loves Company is the final studio album by rhythm and blues and soul musician Ray Charles, posthumously released August 31, 2004 on Concord Records. Recording sessions for the album took place between June 2003 and March 2004. The album consists of rhythm and blues, soul, country, blues, jazz and pop standards performed by Charles and several guest musicians, such as Natalie Cole, Elton John, James Taylor, Norah Jones, B.B. King, Gladys Knight, Diana Krall, Van Morrison, Willie Nelson and Bonnie Raitt. Genius Loves Company was the last album recorded and completed by Charles before his death in June 2004.

Gekko Projekt - Electric Forest (2012)

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Gekko Projekt - Electric Forest (2012)

Gekko Projekt - Electric Forest (2012)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 309 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 118 Mb
Full Scans | 00:41:44 | RAR 5% Recovery
Progressive Rock, Fusion | ProgRock Records #PRR238

Symphonic keyboards, progressive guitars, driving bass and adventurous drums provide the backbone of this debut release by Gekko Projekt. The album opens with "Particle Dance", an energetic instrumental that contains all the elements of classic Yes. "Black Hole" sounds like it could be a hit single for the band without betraying the progressive nature of the album. Echoes of Weather Report and jazz-rock are evident in the following two instrumentals, "Cognitive Dissonance" and "London Vibe" before the band launches into its epic song "Avatar Jones".

The 69 Cats - Transylvanian Tapes (2014)

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The 69 Cats - Transylvanian Tapes (2014)

The 69 Cats - Transylvanian Tapes (2014)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 345 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 126 Mb
Full Scans | 00:42:48 | RAR 5% Recovery
Rockabilly, Psychobilly | Cleopatra Records #CLP 1870

The debut album from gothabilly supergroup featuring 69 Eyes vocalist Jyrki rockin’ out with Head Cat six-string slinger Danny B. Harvey, former Cramps bassist Scott “Chopper” Franklin, and Blondie drummer Clem Burke! Includes a guest appearance by the queen of rockabilly herself, Wanda Jackson, on a stunning version of Elvis’s “She’s Not You” as well as other rock classics such as Del Shannon’s “Runaway” and Dwight Pullen’s “Sunglasses After Dark” plus Bauhaus’s “Bela Lugosi’s Dead” Duran Duran’s “Girls On Film” and lots more!

Jethro Tull - Live: Bursting Out (1978)

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Jethro Tull - Live: Bursting Out (1978)

Jethro Tull - Live: Bursting Out (1978)
2CD | EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 609 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 256 Mb
Full Scans | 00:47:06 + 00:46:05 | RAR 5% Recovery
Progressive Rock, Folk Rock | Chrysalis Records #CCD 1201

Released just as punk was taking hold on the public's imagination in America and making groups like Jethro Tull seem like dinosaurs on their way to extinction, Bursting Out became a seemingly perpetual denizen of the cutout bins for years afterward. However, it happened to be a good album, a more-than-decent capturing of a live Tull concert from Europe. The sound is remarkably good, given the group's arena rock status at the time, and the repertoire is a solid representation of the group's history, going all the way back to "A New Day Yesterday" from their second album and up through 1978's Heavy Horses, with stops along the way for "Bouree," "Aqualung," "Locomotive Breath," "Cross-Eyed Mary," and a compact reprise of Thick as a Brick.

Michael Chapman - Fully Qualified Survivor (1970) {2011, Remastered}

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Michael Chapman - Fully Qualified Survivor (1970) {2011, Remastered}

Michael Chapman - Fully Qualified Survivor (1970) {2011, Remastered}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) + Cue + m3u8 + Log ~ 298 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 113 Mb
Full Scans ~ 198 Mb | 00:46:29 | RAR 5% Recovery
Folk Rock, Folk, Psychedelic Rock, Singer-Songwriter | Light In The Attic Records / Harvest #LITA 060

After the critical acclaim Michael Chapman received for Rainmaker in 1969, he followed up quickly in early 1970 with Fully Qualified Survivor, a record more adventurous and haunting than its predecessor, with added production flourishes and equally strong songs. Fully Qualified Survivor is the album that established Chapman as a folk troubadour. Leaving the guitar pyrotechnics largely locked in a shed, Chapman concentrated instead on his songwriting skills, and the sacrifice—for this record anyway—paid off. Leaving the lead guitar credits to a fellow Hull-man, Mick Ronson (who got his gig with David Bowie as a result of his playing on this album), with Rick Kemp making a return as bassist and Barry Morgan on drums, Chapman relied on no less than Paul Buckmaster—then beginning to work with Elton John, among others—to employ and arrange a small string section to fill out the songs.

Stepmother - Calvary Greetings (2014)

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Stepmother - Calvary Greetings (2014)

Stepmother - Calvary Greetings (2014)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 289 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 106 Mb
Full Scans ~ 251 Mb | 00:43:53 | RAR 5% Recovery
Experimental / Alternative Rock / Avantgarde / Minimal / Art Rock / Progressive Rock / Post-Punk
Megaphone Records #Megaphone 032 / Knock'em Dead Records #Knock'em Dead 009

Stepmother is Lukas Simonis (Dull Schicksal, VRIL, Coolhaven …), Jeroen Visser (Kazanchis, morFrom …), Bill Gilonis (The Work, The Hat Shoes, Hail …) and David Kerman (5UUs, Present, Thinking Plague, Aranis …). Anglo-American-Dutch post-punk prog rock and experimental soundscapes with a dash of Monty Python thrown in. A reunion of an 80s band that never existed (but should have): twangy guitars, nifty keyboards, zany drumming, vocal histrionics à la The Rutles (well, sort of), lop-sided rhythms, regurgitated spam lyrics.

Transience - Sliding (1999)

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Transience - Sliding (1999)

Transience - Sliding (1999)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) + Cue + m3u + Log ~ 455 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 187 Mb
Full Scans | 01:06:29 | RAR 5% Recovery
Progressive Rock | Cyclops #CYCL 084

Transience started as a side project for Lands End keyboardist Fred Hunter, and was almost considered Lands End itself following the recording of Natural Selection. All members of Lands End contributed to Sliding; still, this is not a Lands End album – one would be tempted to say it's better than that. Each song relates to a particular U.S. landmark, from Captiva Island, FL, to Maui. The music belongs to the light neo-prog genre and is keyboard-driven, as could be expected. These atmospheric songs slowly surround the listener by evoking the corresponding landmark. Very laid-back, they remain tighter and more focused than typical Lands End material.